Media coverage about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.4666226955744 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CSS. DA Davidson began coverage on shares of CSS Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.50 target price for the company. TheStreet cut shares of CSS Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CSS Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th.

CSS Industries (CSS) traded down $0.31 on Wednesday, reaching $18.51. 80,337 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 58,036. CSS Industries has a 1-year low of $18.07 and a 1-year high of $30.29. The company has a market capitalization of $173.46, a PE ratio of -50.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.49 and a beta of 1.17.

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.15. CSS Industries had a negative net margin of 0.96% and a positive return on equity of 4.51%. The business had revenue of $130.64 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.50 million. analysts expect that CSS Industries will post 1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.32%. CSS Industries’s dividend payout ratio is -216.22%.

In other news, Director Rebecca C. Matthias acquired 20,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $20.95 per share, with a total value of $421,095.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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About CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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